Pastor Jeff O’ Neil
Recommended Tune: Moravia, Spohr
¹O Lord, thou hast rejected us,
And scatter’d us abroad;
Thou justly hast displeased been;
Return to us, O God.
²The earth to tremble thou hast made;
Therein didst breaches make:
Do thou thereof the breaches heal,
Because the land doth shake.
³Unto thy people thou hard things
Hast show’d, and on them sent;
And thou hast caused us to drink
Wine of astonishment.
⁴And yet a banner thou hast giv’n
To them who thee do fear;
That it by them, because of truth,
Displayed may appear.
⁵That thy beloved people may
Deliver’d be from thrall,
Save with the pow’r of thy right hand,
And hear me when I call.
⁶God in his holiness hath spoke;
Herein I will take pleasure:
Shechem I will divide, and forth
Will Succoth’s valley measure.
⁷Gilead I claim as mine by right;
Manasseh mine shall be;
Ephraim is of mine head the strength;
Judah gives laws for me;
⁸Moab’s my washing–pot; my shoe
I’ll over Edom throw;
And over Palestina’s land
I will in triumph go.
⁹O who is he will bring me to
The city fortified?
O who is he that to the land
Of Edom will me guide?
¹⁰O God, which hadest us cast off,
This thing wilt thou not do?
Ev’n thou, O God, which didest not
Forth with our armies go?
¹¹Help us from trouble; for the help
Is vain which man supplies.
¹²Through God we’ll do great acts; he shall
Tread down our enemies.